Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer, British socialite and politician, Died at 87

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Raine, Countess Spencer (née McCorquodale) was born on September 9, 1929, and died on October 21, 2016.

She was a British socialite and local politician.

She was formerly known, by prior marriages, as the Comtesse Jean-François Pineton de Chambrun, Lady Dartmouth and Lady Lewisham, she was the daughter of Alexander McCorquodale and the noted novelist Dame Barbara Cartland.

Raine’s taste was frequently questioned and her relationship with her stepchildren much discussed.

Her time as Countess Spencer, Raine was unpopular with her stepdaughter, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Spencer’s three marriages, at varying times, accorded her five titles: the Honourable Mrs. Gerald Legge, Viscountess Lewisham, Countess of Dartmouth, Countess Spencer and Comtesse de Chambrun.

Raine Spencer passed away at 87 years old.

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